The "yellow vests" movement in France is a peasants' protest, with a modern twist that almost guarantees its failure. Just like the Occupy and Tea Party.
Summary: On Saturday thousands of women assembled to march for many, sometimes contradictory goals. Just like Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. This is modern America. As these photos show, the March consisted of fun street parties -- easily distinguished from serious political action. Street parties pretending to be political action are in vogue again. Just … Continue reading The young women trampled by the Women’s March
Summary: Iran's protests begin what might be the next transformative event in the turbulent history of the Middle East, perhaps ending its four decades-long attempt to roll back the clock of history. An expert in the area, Ellen Wald, explains what's happening and why. "In place of ideology, today’s Iranian protests simply demand change" By … Continue reading Has another revolution begun in Iran? Ellen Wald explains.
Summary: This week we had simultaneous two-minute-hate sessions run by both Right and Left against Obama and George Will. These are fine demos of peasants' protests in New America, proving that we remain capable of collective action: fun, righteous, purposeless swarming. Orwell predicted it. The 1% laugh. . Contents We enjoy our two minutes hate … Continue reading Swarms of hate against Obama and George Will, peasants’ protests in New America